Japan Institute for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship

3rd Washington Women’s Dialogue

JSIE hosted the third Washington Women’s Dialogue on May 4, 2016, with the cooperation of Evermay and some female volunteers in Washington D.C. At the third Washington Women’s Dialogue titled “From living in poverty to becoming a minister”, we welcomed the Honorable Masako Mori, a member of the House of Councillors LDP and the former Minister of State in charge of Support for Women’s Empowerment and Child-Rearing and Gender Equality (until September 2014). She spoke about her experience from growing up in poverty; working her way through university and into the legal profession to become an attorney; and becoming the minister. She also talked about some touching episodes of having…

2nd Washington Women’s Dialogue

JSIE hosted the second Washington Women’s Dialogue on March 30, 2016, with the cooperation of Keidanren USA and some female volunteers in Washington D.C. At the second Washington Women’s Dialogue, we welcomed Ms. Keiko Honda, the Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer, Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA). Approximately 30 participants working in Washington, D.C. actively exchanged views on leadership roles and career development on the international scene. After the Q&A session, networking reception was arranged, and the participants enjoyed further discussion. Ms. Keiko Honda Keiko Honda is the Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), the political risk insurance and credit enhancement arm…

1st Washington Women’s Dialogue

There are numerous social challenges to overcome not only in Japan but worldwide in order to achieve a society that women can actively and inclusively participate in. To make this vision a reality, JSIE particularly aims to develop and expand Asian women’s presence as global leadership roles in business, government, political, and social activities. We promote empowerment of Asian women and contribution to the global community. In 2015, JSIE launched “Washington Women’s Dialogue” in Washington, D.C. This dialogue features prominent female speakers such as former government officials, business leaders, and political leaders, and the speakers share their life experience with participants. It offers opportunities that participants can discuss various issues…

2015 WISE Summer Program

JSIE was founded to help people unlock their full potential to promote social change with the cutting edge of technological innovation and entrepreneurial spirit. It promotes empowerment of women and minorities and raises an awareness, thereby building a society that men and women can participate in together. Our traditional values and cultural practices need to be transformed to thrive for 21st century. To achieve this goal, under the theme of “to be independent thinker and execute with confidence”, JSIE organized Women’s Initiative for Summer Empowerment program (WISE) 2015 at Roppongi Academy Hills during August 1-3rd 2015, to implement an awareness raising programs in professional education bringing renowned practitioners and thought…